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Employee information from cities, counties, special districts, superior courts, the University of California, California State University, community college districts, K-12 education providers, First 5 commissions, and fairs and expos will appear in this report once their payroll figures are published for the selected calendar year.

Report: Highest Paid Employees

  Position Employer Department Total Wages Total Retirement & Health Contribution
1. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $845,055 $22,660
2. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $829,372 $22,540
3. Orthopedic Surgeon-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $682,956 $30,820
4. Chairman, Department Of Surgery Kern County Kern Medical Center $632,537 $5,160
5. Chief Division Of Urology/Vice Chair Dept Kern County Kern Medical Center $443,099 $27,483
6. Physician/Urologist- Department Of Surgery Kern County Kern Medical Center $390,969 $24,219
7. Physician/Urologist- Department Of Surgery Kern County Kern Medical Center $385,220 $24,219
8. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $375,440 $30,820
9. President, Range 0 State University, Bakersfield $367,799 $95,206
10. Physician - Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $363,622 $20,320
11. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $345,449 $13,320
12. Chancellor Kern Community College District Chancellor's - Office $339,690 $67,720
13. Physician- Department Of Surgery - Contra Kern County Kern Medical Center $333,238 $27,483
14. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $326,982 $9,240
15. General Manager Semitropic Water Storage District Administration $325,405 $38,883
16. General Manager Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District Administration $317,602 $50,021
17. Core Physician Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $308,279 $30,820
18. Obstetrics And Gynecology-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $307,048 $30,640
19. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $305,468 $26,740
20. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $297,349 $22,660
21. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $286,688 $30,820
22. Manager Buena Vista Water Storage District Administrative $281,392 $31,929
23. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $272,838 $30,820
24. General Counsel Kern County Water Agency Senior Management $262,846 $143,716
25. Deputy District Attorney V Kern County District Attorney $262,696 $114,057
26. City Manager Bakersfield Executive $257,950 $91,116
27. Chief Executive Officer Mojave Air and Space Port Administration $256,447 $3,961
28. Chief Deputy-Legis Svs/Gov.Rel Kern County Office of Education Governmental Affairs $255,780 $45,848
29. Superintendent Kern High Kern High School District $255,325 $44,782
30. Mental Health Medical Director Kern County Mental Health Services $254,356 $167,216
31. Chief Executive Officer Kern Valley Hospital District Administration $253,750 $34,276
32. Associate/Emergency Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $250,482 $34,150
33. Chief Executive Officer Golden Empire Transit District Admin Managers/Supervisors/Staff $248,537 $42,531
34. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $248,162 $83,589
35. General Manager North Kern Water Storage District Administration $247,396 $50,345
36. General Manager Kern County Water Agency Senior Management $246,646 $134,259
37. Judge, Superior Court Kern County Superior Court Judge's Retire System Member $245,896 $1,804
38. County Administrative Officer Kern County County Administrative Officer $245,732 $161,534
39. Chairman Department Of Radiology-C Kern County Kern Medical Center $244,356 $9,240
40. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $244,322 $104,612
41. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $242,934 $16,650
42. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $240,763 $111,775
43. Superintendent Kern County Office of Education Administration $239,394 $43,702
44. Engineer/Manager Arvin-Edison Water Storage District Manager $234,498 $55,713
45. Associate/Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $233,391 $11,550
46. Administrator North Kern-South Tulare Hospital District Administration $232,482 $19,557
47. Fire Chief & Director Of Emergency Services Kern County Fire $231,499 $222,435
48. Core Physician-Radiologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $231,132 $26,740
49. County Counsel Kern County County Counsel $231,035 $138,323
50. Emergency Medicine Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $230,953 $30,820
51. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $230,647 $154,110
52. Chief Deputy Sheriff-C-M Kern County Sheriff $230,026 $114,387
53. Associate/Emergency Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $230,002 $30,820
54. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $230,002 $24,280
55. Radiologist - Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $229,982 $20,320
56. Physician - Radiology Kern County Kern Medical Center $229,963 $17,500
57. Chief Exec. Officer - Fcmat Kern County Office of Education Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance $229,465 $42,395
58. General Manager Kern-Tulare Water District Water District $228,448 $40,290
59. General Manager Kern Delta Water District Management $228,317 $51,463
60. Deputy Fire Chief-C Kern County Fire $228,284 $120,586
61. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $227,959 $143,743
62. Director Of Ophthalmology Service - Dept O Kern County Kern Medical Center $227,682 $22,660
63. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $226,642 $103,947
64. Associate Superintendent Kern High Kern High School District $224,823 $38,066
65. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Bakersfield $224,449 $81,448
66. Director Of Pulmonary Disease And Critical Kern County Kern Medical Center $224,232 $24,280
67. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Bakersfield $223,998 $81,480
68. Psychiatrist-Contract Kern County Mental Health Services $223,640 $138,120
69. Fire Battalion Chief-C-A Kern County Fire $222,947 $109,397
70. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $222,256 $87,458
71. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $221,611 $29,474
72. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $221,331 $152,115
73. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $221,202 $95,383
74. Public Defender Kern County Public Defender $218,978 $145,842
75. Chief Deputy, State & Local In Kern County Office of Education State & Local Initiatives $218,916 $42,867
76. Faculty Physician - Dept Of Med - Div Of Kern County Kern Medical Center $218,483 $30,820
77. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $218,149 $30,820
78. Chief Deputy Public Defender Kern County Public Defender $217,967 $113,099
79. O & M Superintendent Semitropic Water Storage District Operations $217,792 $31,380
80. Fire Battalion Chief-C-A Kern County Fire $217,739 $120,421
81. Executive Director Kern County KCERA $217,501 $132,831
82. President Kern Community College District President $216,998 $40,102
83. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $216,864 $108,860
84. District Attorney Kern County District Attorney $216,860 $141,947
85. Associate Superintendent Kern County Office of Education Administration $216,771 $41,088
86. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $216,361 $126,425
87. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $215,984 $108,946
88. Chief Administrative Officer Kern County Office of Education Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance $215,838 $43,972
89. Chief Executive Officer-Sisc Kern County Office of Education Insurance Services $215,471 $41,109
90. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $215,099 $128,142
91. Deputy District Attorney V Kern County District Attorney $214,403 $58,936
92. City Attorney Bakersfield Legal Services $213,264 $101,051
93. Instructor, Philosophy Kern Community College District Philosophy Department $213,058 $25,641
94. Director, Dental Hygiene West Kern Community College District Dental Hygiene $211,324 $44,011
95. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $209,238 $117,968
96. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $208,442 $26,740
97. President Kern Community College District President $207,674 $39,013
98. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Bakersfield $207,554 $77,084
99. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $206,611 $124,876
100. Assistant General Manager Kern County Water Agency Bay Delta $206,518 $113,746